The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 63 82 58
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing Billing 69 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.42% 1.59% 2.70%
As % of the General category 5.54% 3.30% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 20
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £409 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +11.73%
General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1246 1181 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.66% 48.05% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 398 450
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Billing
South East

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing across the Berkshire region.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Berkshire region.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Billing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 21 £240 -25.00% 7
Bracknell +6 7 £380 -10.58%
Newbury +1 6 £406 - 1
Maidenhead -5 4 £325 -7.14%
Slough - - - -
Billing
South East

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Billing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Billing.

1 72 (51.80%) Telecoms
2 56 (40.29%) CRM
3 39 (28.06%) Oracle
4 36 (25.90%) Finance
5 20 (14.39%) SQL
6 16 (11.51%) SAP
6 16 (11.51%) Use Case
7 15 (10.79%) Retail
7 15 (10.79%) Migration
8 14 (10.07%) Project Management
8 14 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (10.07%) PL/SQL
8 14 (10.07%) Oracle BRM
9 13 (9.35%) Siebel
9 13 (9.35%) UNIX
10 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
10 12 (8.63%) Marketing
11 11 (7.91%) Windows
12 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.19%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.19%) Data Analysis
13 9 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (6.47%) IIS
13 9 (6.47%) C
13 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database
14 8 (5.76%) Java
14 8 (5.76%) Cisco
15 7 (5.04%) Web Services
15 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Billing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Billing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.47%) IIS
2 6 (4.32%) Apache
3 2 (1.44%) Lync
3 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.44%) MS Project
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Oracle BRM
2 6 (4.32%) CSG Singleview
3 4 (2.88%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) Wireless
1 6 (4.32%) MVNO
2 5 (3.60%) Broadband
3 4 (2.88%) LTE
3 4 (2.88%) GSM
3 4 (2.88%) SMS
3 4 (2.88%) HTTP
4 3 (2.16%) VoIP
4 3 (2.16%) FTP
4 3 (2.16%) DSL
4 3 (2.16%) 3G
4 3 (2.16%) xDSL
4 3 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.44%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) SDH
6 1 (0.72%) Firewall
6 1 (0.72%) ISUP
6 1 (0.72%) SONET
6 1 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.88%) MS Access
4 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.72%) OLAP
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 72 (51.80%) Telecoms
2 36 (25.90%) Finance
3 15 (10.79%) Retail
4 12 (8.63%) Marketing
5 5 (3.60%) Back Office
6 3 (2.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (28.78%) Architect
2 33 (23.74%) Solutions Architect
3 29 (20.86%) Analyst
4 16 (11.51%) BSS Architect
5 13 (9.35%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.19%) Consultant
8 9 (6.47%) Oracle Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Designer
8 9 (6.47%) Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.16%) Systems Designer
12 3 (2.16%) Business Systems Analyst
12 3 (2.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) Web Services
2 5 (3.60%) Middleware
3 4 (2.88%) CGI
4 2 (1.44%) Symfony
4 2 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.44%) LAMP
4 2 (1.44%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) EJB
5 1 (0.72%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.72%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.72%) REST
5 1 (0.72%) JSON
5 1 (0.72%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.16%) Data Conversion
3 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.72%) Handset
4 1 (0.72%) NHS
4 1 (0.72%) Social Media
4 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.72%) FMCG
4 1 (0.72%) PKI
4 1 (0.72%) IPTV
4 1 (0.72%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.35%) UNIX
2 11 (7.91%) Windows
3 4 (2.88%) Solaris
4 2 (1.44%) Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.29%) CRM
2 16 (11.51%) Use Case
3 15 (10.79%) Migration
4 14 (10.07%) Project Management
5 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.19%) Business Analysis
5 10 (7.19%) Data Analysis
6 9 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy
7 7 (5.04%) Integration Testing
7 7 (5.04%) Logistics
8 6 (4.32%) Revenue Management
9 5 (3.60%) SOA
9 5 (3.60%) Test Management
9 5 (3.60%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.60%) Time Management
9 5 (3.60%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.60%) eTOM
10 4 (2.88%) Validation
10 4 (2.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.39%) SQL
2 14 (10.07%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.47%) C
4 8 (5.76%) Java
5 5 (3.60%) Perl
6 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.44%) PHP5
7 2 (1.44%) PHP
7 2 (1.44%) C#
7 2 (1.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) Postgraduate
3 3 (2.16%) CIMA
4 2 (1.44%) ISEB
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) PMP
5 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (28.06%) Oracle
2 16 (11.51%) SAP
3 13 (9.35%) Siebel
4 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.76%) Cisco
6 6 (4.32%) JBoss
7 4 (2.88%) Amdocs
7 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.16%) Remedy
8 3 (2.16%) Juniper
9 2 (1.44%) Teradata
9 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.44%) ATG
9 2 (1.44%) IBM
10 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.72%) HP
10 1 (0.72%) EMC
10 1 (0.72%) Progress
10 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio